Recall Alert: A Faulty Fuel Pump in the Toyota Yaris Could Leave You High and Dry

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31,000 Toyota Yaris from 2019 and 2020 are being recalled. Their fuel pumps can cause sudden engine stalls or ignition failure.
The faulty fuel pump, built by Denso, an automotive supplier, was also installed in Acura, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and other Toyota models. Toyota already recalled over 3 million vehicles to replace the malfunctioning part.
Participation in the recall is important since sudden stalls caused by the fuel pump increase the risk of a car accident.
A Toyota emblem seen on the front of a car
A recent recall from Toyota seeks to fix a potential problem with Yaris fuel pumps.

Toyota’s fuel pump recall: the details

Toyota began recalling vehicles because of Denso’s faulty fuel pump in January 2020, starting with 1.5 million units under the Toyota and Lexus nameplates built between July 2017 and December 2019. By October 2020, that number had risen to 3.3 million.
According to Consumer Reports (CR), over a quarter of the recalled Yaris sedans and hatchbacks were sold in Puerto Rico. Before the car stalls, CR says it could shake or make loud noises, and that the driver might see the Check Engine Light turn on. The problem might also keep the Yaris from starting.
Not all the recalled vehicles necessarily have faulty fuel pumps, but if your vehicle is included, be sure to bring it in to be examined.

How to participate in the recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes it easy to find out if your car is part of a recall.
All you have to do is plunk your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into the search engine on the government organization’s website and any link between your car and a recall will pop up.
You can also contact a dealer of the car’s brand, and they will let you know if your car is part of any recall. Either way, participating can help you avoid a lot of trouble, and best of all, recall-related repairs are always free of charge.

Other ways to avoid paying for breakdowns

Recalls are great for keeping drivers safe and holding manufacturers responsible for their mistakes, but they can’t catch every engine problem or part defect.
To protect yourself from high repair costs, consider adding mechanical breakdown insurance to your policy. Mechanical breakdown insurance covers any engine failure not caused by regular wear and tear or an accident. It’s especially helpful once your vehicle ages out of its initial manufacturer’s warranty.
You can find the best prices for mechanical breakdown insurance and all your other coverage needs by shopping with Jerry. A licensed broker that offers end-to-end support, the free Jerry app gathers affordable quotes, helps you switch plans, and even cancels your old policy for you.

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